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Community Briefs

Early library closure

The Rifle and Glenwood Springs Branch Libraries will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, so our employees may gather for a holiday reception. Other branches are closed on Sundays and will not be affected. Regular hours resume at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at all branches. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website,, during the closure.

Author Talk: Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman shares his career as a journalist, filmmaker and explorer while providing details of thrilling adventures, spectacular images and bear-encounter-mosquito-attack video footage. The talk topic at the Silt and Parachute libraries is “Journey Down the Colorado River” and the topic at the Carbondale and New Castle libraries is “An Adventurer’s Lessons in Conservation.” These presentations will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Silt Branch Library; at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Carbondale Branch Library; at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Parachute Branch Library; and at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the New Castle Branch Library. Signed books available for purchase. For more information, visit

24 Day Fat Loss Contest

Custom Body Fitness’ 24 Day Fat Loss Contest starts Monday, Jan. 11, and ends Friday, Feb. 6. In last year’s contest a half dozen contestants lost an average of 4 percent body fat (up to 15 pounds). The 24-Day program includes: five days a week group training at Custom Body Fitness in Carbondale; body composition assessment; eating habits assessment and goal setting; exercise training goal setting; barrier assessment; and closing assessment to find out results. For the $79 entry fee contestants will get a program specialized according to their needs, including eating habits and exercise behaviors. Contestants’ progression will be posted on Facebook. Prizes include an acupuncture session worth $130, a $95 massage session, a $100 chiropractic adjustment, a $185 haircut/style and $200 in cash to the top two finishers. For more information, go to or call 366-6084.

Mountain Madrigals’ ‘Christmas Memories’

Mountain Madrigals present “Christmas Memories” at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 (matinee) and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13 and 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. The concert is free, donations are accepted. Babysitting is provided. For more information go to

Medicare open enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is here. Until Dec. 7, people can compare Medicare benefits for the next year and change their prescription drug plan, Medicare D, or Medicare Advantage Plan. Trained counselors from High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) are available to help with free, unbiased assistance. Call High Country RSVP at 970-384-8744 and a volunteer will call to schedule an appointment.

Holiday support for survivors of suicide loss

The upcoming holiday season will be one of anticipation and happiness for many. For others, it will bring difficult emotions while facing cherished traditions that have been forever changed.

The Glenwood Springs Chapter of HEARTBEAT – Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss – is meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8, to address the holiday season and lend strength and ideas to each other during this coming season. HEARTBEAT is open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide, no matter how long ago. This peer group does not provide or replace therapy; it is simply a safe place where mutual support can be found with others who share this unique pain.

HEARTBEAT meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper Ave.

For more information, call Pam Szédelyi at (970) 945-1398 or email at

CASA fundraiser

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District will be holding its second annual CASA at the Grind event on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Join us after work in downtown Glenwood for music, appetizers, drinks and a silent auction. The event will be held at Grind, 701 Grand Ave. from 5-8 p.m. and is sponsored by First Bank and includes music by Defiance String Band. For more information about the work of CASA or to purchase tickets, go to

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